Monday, August 29, 2011

Musing Monday

This week's Musing Monday asks:

What was the last book you…
• borrowed from the library?
• bought?
• cried over?
• disliked and couldn’t finish?
• read & loved?
• got for review? (or: got in the mail?)
• gave to someone else?
• stayed up too late reading?

1. I last borrowed Divergent by Veronica Roth from the library. I love the library so much. Free books, they usually order books for you if they don't have them, they put books on hold for you...I could go on and on.

2. The last book I legit bought was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It was fantastic and intriguing and nonfiction!

3. Cried over? I have no idea. I kind of have a heart of stone, so I don't really cry at books. Extreme home makeover, though? Yes. Tears.

4. I started Spoiled by the fug girls a few weeks ago and just couldn't get into it. Maybe it was too pop culture? I'm not sure.

5. Read and loved? Divergent, for sure. I also read Into the Wild so I can teach it in a few weeks and I really liked that one too.

6. I don't get books for review (yet?), but I am a member of NetGalley and plan on reading Saving June soon from there.

7. I kind of gave my mom the Hunger Games trilogy. She has a kindle and wants to read more on it, so I gave her an amazon gift card specifically to buy those 3 books.

8. I stay up too late reading almost every night during the summer. Last night I couldn't stop reading The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and before that it was Divergent.


  1. Good list! I am planning on reading Divergent this fall--one of my students highly recommended it as well. What grade and subject do you teach? I think it would be so cool to teach Into the Wild, but 7th grade might be a bit young for it. I don't know, I never considered it!

    Love your blog title by the way..."pensieve" is one of my favorite Harry Potter vocabulary words!

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  2. I actually teach high school English and Spanish. We run on trimesters, so I have one English 11 in the fall (brand new for me!), two English 9's in the second tri, and then the second half of English 9 in the spring. I wish I was all English, but I have to do what they say :)

    I'm doing ItW with the 11th grade; I even think 9th graders might be too young for it. We decided as a department to do it and I was a little meh about it, since I hadn't read it and it's nonfiction, but I ended up just loving it. There is so much I can do in class with it and so much to write about. I am actually getting excited!

  3. I have heard great things about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I am not normally a big non-fiction reader but I recently read a great non-fiction book which has meant I am more keen to try another. This one might just have to be the next one :-)

  4. Awww, that's really sweet of you to give your mom gift cards for her Kindle :)

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